UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – It’s arduous to foretell whether or not Russia will be capable to attain an settlement with america on a treaty that will change the New START earlier than the latter’s expiration in 2026, Russia’s deputy envoy to the United Nations Andrei Belousov stated.
“As for reaching an settlement by 2026, it’s not possible to make predictions right here, as a result of the dynamics of worldwide relations, the military-political scenario on the planet is altering in a short time. And it is arduous to invest about this,” Belousov informed journalists on the Evaluation Convention of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
He added that there’s nonetheless sufficient time to succeed in a brand new settlement, however this requires political will and actual intent.
US President Joe Biden stated on Monday, forward of the NPT convention, that his administration was able to promptly negotiate a brand new arms management framework to interchange the New START treaty with Russia when it expires in 2026, supplied that Moscow demonstrates readiness to renew work on nuclear arms management with america.
Belousov pressured that Moscow is not going to settle for any preconditions from Washington.